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Drew Earl Young Jr.

December 20, 1946 — January 13, 2023


Drew Earl Young Jr.

Drew Earl Young Jr. "Skip", 76, of Charlevoix, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  He was born on December 20, 1946, in Charlevoix, the son of Drew Sr. and Jean (Newman) Young.

Skip graduated from Charlevoix High School, and went on to attend North Central Michigan College in Petoskey for 2 years.  Shortly after, he joined the work force at Medusa Cement Plant as a chemist where he retired from in 2011 after 44 years.

Skip loved children; not only his own children and grandchildren, but also the children who went through his wife, Pauline’s, daycare at their home.  He was known to stir the pot and incite fun pandemonium any time he came around during the day.  He often took his boys mushroom hunting, stoning, and built stone fireplaces.

He enjoyed golfing at the city course in Charlevoix, playing pool at the old pool hall, and bowling at Paul Bunyan Lanes.  He could often be found at the Townhouse playing Keno or solving the world’s problems at the round table at JAX with a cold PBR in hand. 

On September 21, 1966, Skip married Pauline (Oliver) Young, who survives.  Also surviving are his two sons, Jeffrey Young of Charlevoix and James (Laura) Young of North Carolina; his brother, Doug (Julie) Young of California; his sister, Tricia (Tim) Doan of Florida; four grandchildren, Alexys Young, Ethan Young, Skylar Young, and Sienna Young; and many extended family members

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.   Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services.  For those who are unable to attend, Skip's memorial service will be live-streamed via Zoom:

Skip Young Memorial Service

Meeting ID: 863 0338 6587
Passcode: 724832

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local food pantry.

Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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